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CBSE Exam: States complacent holding exams, final decision by June 1

CBSE Exam: States complacent holding exams, final decision by June 1

New Delhi: States are in consensus in regards to holding the CBSE Class 12 board exams and a more clear and collective decision would be announced by June 1, informed the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

In a high-level meeting on Sunday, states like Maharashtra said that the non-examination route for Class 12 students should be actively examined while the Delhi and Kerala governments suggested vaccinating students before the exams.

Meanwhile, the CBSE has proposed conducting exams between July 15 and August 26 and declare results by September.

The board has proposed two options: conducting regular exams for 19 major subjects at notified centres or conducting shorter duration exams at respective schools where students are enrolled.

Elaborating on the second option, an option to conduct the exams twice by the board depending upon the conducive situation was also discussed. If a student is not able to appear due to any COVID related matter, he or she is another opportunity to sit for the exam.

The ministry has sought detailed suggestions from states by May 25.

"The meeting was extremely fruitful as we received immensely valuable suggestions. I have requested the state governments to send me their detailed suggestions by May 25. I am confident we will be able to arrive at an informed, collaborative decision regarding the exams and remove the uncertainty among student's and parent's minds by informing them of our final decision at the earliest." Said Ramesh Pokhriyal after discussions.

The meeting chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh was attended by Union ministers Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar and Sanjay Dhotre, besides education ministers and secretaries of several states and union territories.

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